After nearly a year of anticipation, director Chris Nolan didn't disappoint me.
In fact, it's way better than the first film! ъ( ﾟｰ＾)
Having seen the 6 minute prologue many times, it doesn't beat seeing the film in its entirety. The action doesn't seem to stop; it just gets better and better.
The Joker's 2nd entrance began with a "Heehee...HoHo...Haha..." which I want as my ringtone! Don't miss his 'attempt' at making the pencil disappear.
Heath Ledger's Joker is completely different from Jack Nicholson's portrayal in the 1989 Batman. He is a sociopathic, mass-murdering, clown with zero empathy who doesn't care about the money. He only want to see the world burn. Heath's natural performance made me feel that I was watching a real-life crime being caught on tape.
When Heath died in January, there were news of a scene where the Joker appeared in a body bag. Many petitioned for it to be removed, claiming it to be disturbing. They failed~. Heehee...HoHo...Haha... I gotta agree, it was abit scary when you know that the actor is already dead. Furthermore, The scene where he shot himself in Monster's Ball was even more disturbing!! w(ﾟoﾟ)w
By the way, the Joker waddles like a duck in the nurse's uniform as he walks out of the hospital. The explosion scene was hilarious☆
I have always been skeptic of superheroes who just relies on gadgets. One example is James Bond whom I'll never like. But Chris Nolan's Batman - I particularly like the one used in Hong Kong where he stood on a tall building and hooked one end onto a flying jet. I'd had never been more impressed, and the 'delivery' part was funny.
Gary Oldman's Jim Gordon had 20 times more screen time compared to Batman Begins. Unfortunately, he didn't get to drive the Batmobile this time, hence no funny expressions. And there's no promo pictures of him at all! The picture above was taken last September on the set.
I almost jumped out of my seat when he was shot by the blink-and-you-will-miss makeup-less Joker, and sent me cursing the damned clown in my head. If there's a 3rd movie with no Gary, Christian Bale alone won't be able to lure me back (lol)
But I knew he can't be dead. In previous Batman movies, Gordon had been commissioner of Gotham City. Plus, some scenes I had seen in the trailers hadn't shown up yet which brings us to the new scene I'd shown you here. In the midst of an exciting car chase which had sent a large lorry turning 180 degrees, the Batpod emerged victoriously from the damaged Batmobile. I was double-impressed.
Just before the Joker could kill Batman, Gordon showed up to save the day night. He had faked his own death in a bid to save his family from the crazy clown, but earned a slap from his sobbing wife. (´o｀)
Aaron Eckhart's Harvey Dent aka Two-Face made Tommy Lee Jones' performance in the 1995 Batman Forever looked like a disfigured clown. The burned look reminded me of the Terminator minus the silver metal (lol)
The ending was somewhat ironic; the wrong villain dies. If there's a 3rd movie, who would be the baddie on Batman's ass? Could he topped Heath's performance as the Joker? What would happen to the clown? Will he return? Maybe, but it certainly won't be Heath Ledger. (ﾉ＿･､)
It's just too bad Mum didn't see it, maybe if I chould persuade her to...
I'm itching to watch it again! ﾟ+｡:.ﾟヽ(*´∀`)ﾉﾟ.:｡+ﾟ
- Jul 18 Fri 2008 15:19